DNC emails

Ep. 19: Is Russia Trying to Manipulate the US Elections?
The Week Ahead

The alleged hacking of Democratic party computer systems by Russian interests pose a dilemma for U.S. officials tasked with looking for the source of the infiltration and coming up with a response. CQ Roll Call’s national security reporter Ryan Lucas, political editor David Hawking and managing editor Adriel Bettelheim unravel the web of intrigue. #CozyBear #FancyBear

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Bernie Protesters Delay Congressman from Convention
Thousands of Bernie supporters protested on opening night of DNC

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chant as delegates enter the security perimeter for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez spoke at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. But he had a little trouble getting there.   

The Illinois congressman, who's a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton, got caught, with his family in tow, in a protest just outside the security perimeter for the Wells Fargo Center on Monday evening.   

5 Times Foreign Governments Meddled in US Politics
Trafficking in secrets for political gain is nothing new

Men dressed up as the Spy vs Spy cartoon characters walk to John Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The cyberattack that cost embattled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz her job — just as her party piled into Philadelphia to formally nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee — is just the latest example of foreign interests meddling in U.S. politics.  

Per media reports, the FBI is investigating the dissemination of embarrassing communications by DNC aides that some maintain was perpetrated by Russian agents.  

Embattled Wasserman Schultz Won't Speak at Convention
Email scandal has upended DNC chair's role at party nominating confab in Philadelphia

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under pressure from party officials in Philadelphia. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at the party convention this week in Philadelphia due to fallout over emails suggesting that her her organization sought to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton.  

CNN and others reported that Democratic Party officials concluded on Saturday that Wasserman Schultz would gavel in the nominating convention in Philadelphia but would not have a speaking role.